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11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered (Aron Ra)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 6. 1 Reply

If you spend any time around YouTube and have any history of looking at atheist material (or even theist material!), you will inevitably run into: "XX Questions Atheists Can't Answer."  These are occasionally followed by: "XX Questions Atheists…Continue

Tags: apologist, answer, questions, unanswerable, Aron Ra

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jun 3. 1 Reply

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 22, 2013 at 12:52pm

Honors, Ian, for participating in the Greenpeace Human Banner.

I can’t see a face in the Stonehenge stone, Joan. While the Earth Mother may be a myth, I find it useful for communication. Anthropomorphism is a tool of communication.  That whimsical Parade painting is creepycute.

I am a little old lady who has learned a lot in my years and I like to share my ideas with others. If that makes me "an enemy of the people", then maybe the people need an enemy. 

ROFL Right On!

The Give Earth A Hand video is great! Thanks.

The UG addition to the Pledge as a business inspired plot to connect religion to capitalism., that’s plausible Tom.

I hope your daughter finishes her senior year, Melinda. Nice uplifting LOLcat, to brighten my afternoon.

Loren, that "If God Were A Car” was a hoot!

The Family gives me the creeps, sk8eycat. That Hillary belongs is a black mark against her. Yes, Tom, they “have to pander” but I don’t think she needs to sink to that level.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2013 at 12:25pm

“Just as we loudly proclaim our atheistic world view, we can look at the religious with pity as they humble themselves and grovel before their imaginary gods that exist nowhere but inside their heads.”

Dr. Terence Meaden

Comment by Ian Mason on April 22, 2013 at 11:51am

Glad you had a good weekend, Melinda and I hope things get better for your daughter. Depression is an evil bastard that love to kick those who are already half-way down.

Comment by Steph S. on April 22, 2013 at 11:46am

That is really funny booklover!!

Comment by Steph S. on April 22, 2013 at 11:38am

Loren I could not agree more with that quote about religion and morals.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 22, 2013 at 8:39am

Sorry, wrong pic the forst time.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 22, 2013 at 8:36am

Joan, I smell either a rat or some weird parents with that "president" story: bridge = pont, ergo (sur la) pont d'Avignon - the French song we had to learn in school.

Loren,  I wouldn't buy a new or pre-owned god from any of them.

Chris, a wave back.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 22, 2013 at 6:42am

Comment by Plinius on April 22, 2013 at 3:50am

:-)! No need to apologize! Yes, I do enjoy living here, but as I have always lived in this area, I feel I cannot compare. People here are shocked far too often by sexism, racism, brutality against foreigners and lots of other crimes, so it's not as idyllic as you may think. Perhaps I could send a tulip to soften the blow... 

Comment by Plinius on April 22, 2013 at 3:32am

I thought it was school ... that's an expression you'll have to teach me. 

 

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